OMG OMG OMG!!! I'm so excited!!
So, you might be familiar with that embarrassment of having to say "I can't" and "It won't" because of something your body can't or won't do due to extra weight you might be carrying around. It's so embarrassing and always made me feel like a failure or that there was something wrong - that *I* *did* something wrong because I couldn't do "it".
So, today I am here to say "I DID IT"!!!!
It's something small, very small, but oh, so HUGE!!! It happened after the hospital called for my pre-op interview. They went down the usual line of questions and then I was prepared for all the cautionary notes and that one about valuables and jewelry. "You'll have to take off all your jewelry, including your wedding ring". Whoop, there it is!!
"My ring doesn't come off. I've tried. It won't. They usually just tape it."
"Well, they'll ask you to try again."
Fine. Whatever. It won't come off. I know it won't.
Then, at lunch, I was dutifully doing my stretches, laying on the carpeted floor of my office enjoying my quiet time. I had just washed my hands so I was playing with my ring and drying that finger that never dries because, you know, my ring doesn't come off. And, then, it MOVED! It moved past that bulge of skin that serves as the blockade to removal. OMG!!!! If it can go past THE BULGE then maybe........YES!!!! I wiggled it over my knuckle!!! OMG OMG OMG!!! I CAN TAKE OFF MY WEDDING RING!!!!
Now, of course, I don't really WANT to take off this beautiful ring at all, you understand. I just want to be able to clean it and to have the jeweler inspect it fully to keep the warranty in effect. And now, I CAN do that. Oh, I am SO happy!!!! No more feeling like a failure or dealing with that embarrassment of saying "I can't" because "I CAN"!!!!
It's a small thing (size 4, to be exact - yes, tiny fingers) but it's a huge accomplishment and milestone for me. YAY!!! And this is all due to my OMAT challenges that I've been making for myself. One Month At a Time is working for me!!
I hope that YOU have a fabulous day and that you can find a huge accomplishment in the small things in life.
-Happy Mary in Michigan